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The Fall 2022 concert will be held on Saturday, November 19, 8pm ET, in Kresge Auditorium (dress rehearsals November 14/16; 7-10pm Kresge).

  1. Dixit Dominus (ZWV 66) – Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
  2. Laudate Pueri Dominum (HWV 237) – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  3. Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day (1683) – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  4. The Listeners (2000), East Coast premiere – Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

This fall, the MIT Concert Choir will present the East Coast premiere of The Listeners by Pulitzer-Prize and GRAMMY®-award winning composer Caroline Shaw. This work for chorus, orchestra, and vocal soloists is a response to Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, launched into space within a NASA Voyager probe in 1977. The Listeners’ libretto spans five centuries of poetry in English, as well as recorded excerpts from the record and a speech by Sagan. The Concert Choir will also present Baroque gems by Handel, Purcell, and Zelenka.

Spring 2023

Next spring, the Concert Choir will join forces with the Harvard Choruses and Orchestra in a performance of the Verdi Requiem at Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, April 29 and Harvard's Sanders Theatre on Sunday, April 30.